Aegis partners with Million Peacemakers for Peace and Humanity

https://vimeo.com/888207393   In response to the explosion of hate and identity-based violence around the World, the Aegis Trust and Million Peacemakers have come together to launch the Global Partnership for Peace and Humanity. Leveraging the expertise and networks of both organisations, the partnership will establish peace institutes, train a million peace-builders and provide immediate [...]

2023-11-28T13:33:17+00:00November 28th, 2023|Peace education, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Breaking mental health stigma: ‘Safe Mind’ Youth Conference

On 26 October, the Aegis Trust partnered in convening the 'Safe Mind' Youth Conference at the African Leadership University (ALU) with Solid Minds, the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), the ALU and various youth-led organizations. This event was dedicated to addressing pressing issues of mental health, alcohol dependence, and behavioral addictions which exert a profound influence [...]

2023-11-10T07:17:00+00:00October 30th, 2023|Students, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Zambia’s President Hichilema visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

At the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 21 June 2023, President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Hakainde Hichilema together with his delegation of public and private sector officials paid respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The tour began with a laying of wreaths at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the [...]

2023-06-27T14:02:49+01:00June 22nd, 2023|Memorial, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis statement on renewed mass atrocities in Darfur

The Aegis Trust deplores the large-scale, systematic killing and persecution of non-Arab citizens in Darfur by the RSF Janjaweed militia since April 15th. Aegis notes the accelerating pace of violence against black Africans, especially Massaleit communities in Geneina and surrounding areas in West Darfur this week. The appalling abduction and assassination of Khamis Abakar, Governor [...]

2023-06-17T07:05:56+01:00June 17th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Hate Radio: award-winning co-production returns for Kwibuka 29

A new production of the award-winning play ‘Hate Radio’ by acclaimed Swiss theatre director Milo Rau is to be staged at the Battersea Arts Centre in London this April during Kwibuka 29 - the 29th commemoration period marking the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Running from 19th to 22nd April, the intensively researched [...]

2023-04-07T10:28:10+01:00April 6th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Central African Republic: leveraging cultural week for peacebuilding

Cultural Week in the Central African Republic provided the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding team in Bangui with an  opportunity to leverage engagement in cultural activities to deliver peace and values education, formally and informally. Between February 13th and 18th, the team delivered three peacebuilding programmes. In the first, hundreds of community leaders took part in a [...]

2023-04-07T09:30:29+01:00March 15th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Kim Simon: a legacy of testimony and learning

Kim Simon - formerly Managing Director of the USC Shoah Foundation - has passed away following a battle with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare degenerative disease. “We are heartbroken that Kim Simon is no longer with us,” says Aegis CEO Dr James Smith. “Kim was a dedicated and brilliant partner and colleague of the Aegis [...]

2023-03-02T07:29:05+00:00March 2nd, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Young people acquire skills and knowledge on Peace and Values Education

A three-day Youth Champions workshop on Peace and Values Education was held by Aegis at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the first week of February, bringing together 25 young people from Kigali and its surroundings. They acquired knowledge about the path to violence, the path to peace, advocacy, being an upstander, leadership, project development, gender [...]

2023-02-23T11:38:11+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

James Smith, CEO Aegis Trust On the eve of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Rwandan students gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to take part in a conversation with Holocaust survivor Emil Fish, listening to his testimony and asking questions about his experience (click here to watch the full conversation). Emil was welcomed by [...]

2023-02-23T12:06:40+00:00January 26th, 2023|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Countess of Wessex visits Kigali Genocide Memorial

On 5th October, Her Royal Highness Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial accompanied by Lord Tariq Ahmad to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. They were guided through the Memorial’s permanent exhibitions, and laid wreaths at mass graves where 250,000 victims of the genocide [...]

2022-11-23T08:50:54+00:00October 6th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments